Facebook Page for Mastermind Group Facilitators

Attention Mastermind Group Facilitators:

I created a mastermind group Page on Facebook for The Success Alliance.

Mastermind groups are an extraordinary way to create success in your life and business (as you define the term “success”), but being the leader of a mastermind group can be tricky. Here we’ll share tips, tricks, ideas and support to mastermind group facilitators to help you start and grow your own mastermind group.

The popularity of mastermind groups is growing and here’s a great gathering place for Mastermind Group Facilitators!

http://www.facebook.com/MastermindGroup


Your Commitment to Your Group

Masterminding is all about being there for each other. It’s about showing up and participating deeply for every single meeting. Because of the nature of a mastermind group, a commitment is required. Your mastermind group members rely upon your participation, and you want to know that they are going to be around for you, too.

Often, new mastermind group memberships requires a commitment for a specific period of time, sometimes three months or more. Why? Because the best groups — the most effective and bonded and helpful groups, the groups that help each individual to move rapidly toward their dreams — are ones that stick together for at least three months.

In short, the more often you participate and the longer you participate, the more you will get out of the group.

Mastermind groups look for highly-motivated people who are both willing to ask for help and support, and are willing to give help and support to other people. Groups are looking for people who are ready to commit several hours per month to their own personal and business growth.

And it’s not just about showing up for meetings. True commitment means you will offer help — and ask for help — in a balanced way at every meeting. Sometimes I see group members who are great at giving advice and tips but when it comes to their own turn to be in the Hot Seat, they mumble, “I have nothing to brainstorm around for this meeting. You can skip me.” That’s not good! It’s the give-and-take among members that makes a group valuable to everyone.

Ask yourself: are you ready to create the personal and professional life of your dreams? Take this quiz to see if you are ready to join a mastermind group.


Getting Your Mastermind Group to Set and Keep Goals

One of the major benefits of belonging to a mastermind group is accountability. You share your goals with the group, and the group helps keep you on track by asking you about your Action Plan and what you’ve accomplished so far.

So how do you first get your mastermind group members to set goals? It all starts with them voicing a vision for what they want in their life and business. What’s the Big Vision for their future?

Next, ask them to set intermediate goals that will lead them towards that Big Vision. Have the group brainstorm about which intermediate goals will be most effective and which may be a waste of time, money or resources.

Finally, ask the member to write out an Action Plan for achieving each intermediate goal. The group can help by making sure the action plan is accurate, includes not only what will be done, by what the deadline is, and who is going to do the work.

Each meeting, each member should review his/her action plan with the group and report on the status. Members should be listening for several things:

  1. Are action items getting done on a timely basis?
  2. Is the member trying to do everything themselves, or are they delegating what can be delegated?
  3. Are they adding in other action items that will not lead them towards their Big Vision?
  4. Where have they overestimated or underestimated the time it takes to do tasks?

By setting and keeping goals, your mastermind group achieves success. Have your mastermind group members work diligently on all aspects of their dreams for success, from the Big Vision to their Action Plan.


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